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Ryan Carnes

Personal information
Birth nameRyan Gregg Carnes
Birth dateDecember 6, 1982(age 33)
Place of birthPittsfield, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2004-present

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Ryan Gregg Carnes (born December 6, 1982 in Pittsfield, Illinois) is an American actor. He attended Duke University where he was a member of DUMB, the Duke University Marching Band. He is currently working on a collaboration with other musicians and is an accomplished drummer of 15 years.

In 2003 Carnes was part of a national campaign for Nintendo which was both in print and commercial. Carnes first started acting in 2004 when he became the ninth actor to portray Lucas Jones on the ABC soap opera General Hospital from July 2004 until September 2005. After he left General Hospital, he was replaced by Ben Hogestyn. From 2004 06, he had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives as Justin, the love interest of Andrew Van de Kamp, played by Shawn Pyfrom. Carnes starred in the 2004 film Eating Out, and the 2006 movie Surf School. He also starred in the video for the song "Mistake" by Australian actress/singer Stephanie McIntosh.

Despite playing gay characters in Desperate Housewives, General Hospital, and Eating Out, Carnes has stated in interviews that he is not gay.

Carnes appeared in two episodes of the British Science-fiction drama Doctor Who: "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks" in which he played Laszlo, who was turned into a half-human, half-pig slave. In the 2008 horror movie Trailer Park of Terror, based on the Imperium comic series of the same name, Carnes plays an arrogant teenager called Alex. He also starred as the title character in the Syfy TV mini-series The Phantom, based on Lee Falk's superhero.


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